The Visual Story

The Visual Story

The concepts in this book will benefit writers, directors, photographers, production designers, art directors, and editors who are always confronted by the same visual problems that have faced every picture maker in the past, present, and ...

Author: Bruce Block

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136043451

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 858

If you can't make it to one of Bruce Block's legendary visual storytelling seminars, then you need his book! Now in full color for the first time, this best-seller offers a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, animated piece, or video game. You'll learn how to structure your visuals as carefully as a writer structures a story or a composer structures music. Understanding visual structure allows you to communicate moods and emotions, and most importantly, reveals the critical relationship between story structure and visual structure. The concepts in this book will benefit writers, directors, photographers, production designers, art directors, and editors who are always confronted by the same visual problems that have faced every picture maker in the past, present, and future.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Visual Story

The Visual Story

The Visual Story offers students and professionals in cinematography, production design, directing and screenwriting a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film or video.

Author: Bruce A. Block

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 0240804678

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

View: 189

The Visual Story offers students and professionals in cinematography, production design, directing and screenwriting a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film or video. An understanding of the visual components will serve as the guide in the selection of locations, set dressing, props, wardrobe, lenses, camera positions, lighting, actor staging, and editorial choices. The Visual Story divides what is seen on screen into tangible sections: contrast and affinity, space, line and shape, tone, color, movement, and rhythm. The vocabulary as well as the insight is provided to purposefully control the given components to create the ultimate visual story. For example: know that a saturated yellow will always attract a viewer's eye first; decide to avoid abrupt editing by mastering continuum of movement; and benefit from the suggested list of films to study rhythmic control. The Visual Story shatters the wall between theory and practice, bringing these two aspects of the craft together in an essential connection for all those creating visual stories. *Encourages the filmmaker to develop a "visual vocabulary" *Shows the filmmaker how to structure visuals, communicating moods and emotions with style and variety
Categories: Performing Arts

The Visual Story

The Visual Story

Author: Bruce A. Block

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1065095638

Category: Cinematography

Page: 297

View: 756

Categories: Cinematography

Directing the Narrative and Shot Design

Directing the Narrative and Shot Design

visual structure. (Block, B. The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film,
TV and Digital Media, 2nd edition. Focal Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-240-80779-9)
When I accidentally bumped into Bruce Block's book, I said to myself, “This will ...

Author: Lubomir Kocka

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622735228

Category: Photography

Page: 446

View: 330

This book is a “directing-altering book” as it provides high-quality learning resources that encourage and challenge film enthusiasts, aspiring directors, film students, and professionals to strive for new levels of excellence and impact in their film directing, television directing, and new media directing. This book puts forward a well-informed and innovative discussion of critical director’s choices that have not previously been considered by existing texts on film and television directing. This book presents a wide range of directorial concepts and directing exercises that include: • Psycho-physiological regularities in left-right/right-left orientation transferred to a shot design. How directors can manipulate the viewer’s perception of a character and of the journey they are on using screen direction. • Methodology and visual strategy for rendering a scene based on character perspective. • The directorial concept of emotional manipulation. • Demystifying the 180-degree rule.
Categories: Photography

Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist

Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist

Digital Colour for the Internet and Other Media, by Studio 7.5. AVA Publishing,
ISBN: 2884790268. 3. ... The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film,
TV and Digital Media, by Bruce Block. Focal Press, ISBN-10: 0240807790. 2.

Author: Angie Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136136863

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 289

Master the fundamental concepts and techniques of motion media design so you can apply--and occasionally break--the rules to achieve your communication goals. This authoritative guide presents all of the design essentials in an engaging and inspiring way. Each principle is explained with text, illustration and photography where necessary. An accompanying website will contain any necessary digital files for download, updates and links to other resources.
Categories: Art

The Camera Assistant s Manual

The Camera Assistant s Manual

Billups, Scott, 2008. Digital Moviemaking 3.0. Michael Wiese Productions, Los
Angeles, CA. Block, Bruce, 2008. The Visual Story, Creating the Visual Structure
of Film, TV and Digital Media, 2nd ed. Focal Press, Boston, MA. Bloedow, Jerry ...

Author: David E. Elkins, SOC

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136048982

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

View: 335

Excel as an Assistant Cameraman (AC) in today’s evolving film industry with this updated classic. Learn what to do—and what NOT to do—during production and get the job done right the first time. The Camera Assistant’s Manual, Sixth Edition covers the basics of cinematography and provides you with the multi-skill set needed to maintain and transport a camera, troubleshoot common problems on location, prepare for job interviews, and work with the latest film and video technologies. Illustrations, checklists, and tables accompany each chapter and highlight the daily workflow of an AC. This new edition has been updated to include: A fresh chapter on the entry level camera positions of Camera Trainee/Production Assistant Coverage of emerging iPhone apps that are used by filmmakers and ACs on set An updated companion website offering online tutorials, clips, and techniques that ACs can easily access while on location (www.cameraassistantmanual.com) All new sample reports and forms including AC time cards, resumé templates, a digital camera report, and a non-prep disclaimer Instruction and custom forms to help freelance filmmakers keep track of daily expenses for tax purposes The Camera Assistant’s Manual, Sixth Edition is an AC's bible for success and a must-have for anyone looking to prosper in this highly technical and ever-changing profession.
Categories: Performing Arts

American Cinematographer

American Cinematographer

IKISH The Visual Story sath Visual Structure of TV , and Digital Media
STANDARD Bruce Block KISH OPTICS VIEWFINDER OPTICS Any Budget . Any
Carneiro . ... free copy of Film Directing : Cinematic Motion with your order . The
Visual ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079661305

Category: Cinematography

Page:

View: 467

Categories: Cinematography

Real World Digital Video

Real World Digital Video

If you haven't learned the craft of telling a story with pictures and sound, we can
recommend some good books and ... To learn more on how writers and directors
tell stories with pictures, pick up Bruce Block's The Visual Story: Seeing the
Structure of Film, TV, and New Media. ... Whether you are telling a love story,
showing someone how to fold a shirt, or creating a montage of intriguing imagery,
your ...

Author: Pete Shaner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0321238338

Category: Computers

Page: 510

View: 799

Now, virtually anyone with a vision can also have a voice. The formerly formidable barriers to producing highly professional video projects are crumbling as high-quality camcorders and nonlinear editing software become increasingly affordable. And this powerful creative medium is finding its way into the hands of all kinds of people - company training directors, aspiring moviemakers, independent news hawks, product promotion specialists, documentarians, even home-movie Andy Warhols.
Categories: Computers

Kodikas code Ars Semeiotica

Kodikas code  Ars Semeiotica

This new media arena will thus make it possible to express a new kind of
subjectivity and biopolitics : “ Boundaries of texts are like ... In his paper on what
has been coined “ digital poetry ” or “ net literature ” , ERNEST W . B . HESS -
LÜTTICH ... Routines of perception will change audio - visual structures of
literature competing with film , television , video , hypertext . ... It refers to stories
written by fans of media stars in film , television , sports , music , arts , pop culture
etc . , following their ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066264824

Category: Semiotics

Page:

View: 104

Categories: Semiotics

The Journal of Game Development

The Journal of Game Development

The Visual Story : Seeing the Structure of Film , TV , and New Media . New York
... Environmental Storytelling : Creating Immersive 3D Worlds Using Lessons
Learned from the Theme Park Industry . ” Gamasutra . ... Digital Image
Processing .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132691002

Category: Computer games

Page:

View: 931

Categories: Computer games

A Guide to Screenwriting Success

A Guide to Screenwriting Success

Aspiring writers who also want to try their hand at writing for television will need to learn the specifics of the field. The book breaks down this area into two parts, the one-hour teleplay and the situation comedy.

Author: Stephen V. Duncan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538128930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

View: 220

A Guide to Screenwriting Success, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of writing—and rewriting—a screenplay or teleplay and writing for digital content. Duncan's handy book teaches new screenwriters the process of creating a professional screenplay from beginning to end. It shows that inspiration, creativity, and good writing are not elusive concepts but attainable goals that any motivated person can aspire to. Duncan includes sections on all aspects of screenwriting—from character development to story templates—and breaks down the three acts of a screenplay into manageable pieces. A Guide to Screenwriting Success contains dozens of exercises to help writers through these steps. The second half of Duncan's practical book covers another, often overlooked, side of screenwriting—the teleplay. Aspiring writers who also want to try their hand at writing for television will need to learn the specifics of the field. The book breaks down this area into two parts, the one-hour teleplay and the situation comedy. There is a section on writing and producing digital content that embraces the “Do It Yourself” attitude to approaching a career in the entertainment industry. Success in screenwriting is no longer a dream but an achievable goal for those who pick up Duncan's guide.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Guide to Film Television and Communication Studies in Canada

The Guide to Film  Television and Communication Studies in Canada

COMS C375 Visual Dynamics III : A study of the development of visual artifacts
and media in the search for an ... external communication of organizations ,
interrelations between media and politics , role of media in creating national unity
... Each student will be asked to conceive a story ( an integrated narrative ) , and
to determine its most appropriate visual ... COMS C478 Seminar and Practicum in
Sound Ill : Conceptual and practical study of the temporal and spatial structure of
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000011698876

Category: Communication

Page:

View: 252

Categories: Communication

Making Media

Making Media

See continuity approach linear structure. See linear structure montage approach,
197–198, 202 within narrative and documentary, 202–203 nonlinear storytelling.
... See also movement in visual media perception of depth. ... 227 telephoto
lenses, 51f, 52–54, 53f, 65 creating sense of depth, 80, 81f television, 3–4 analog
broadcast standards, 70–71 aspect ratios, 31, 34f. See also aspect ratios as
close-up medium, 33, 35f digital (DTV), 68–69 high-definition TV vs., 71
distribution and ...

Author: Jan Roberts-Breslin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136042577

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

View: 340

Making Media takes the media production process and deconstructs it into its most basic components. Students will learn the basic concepts of media production: frame, sound, light, time, motion, sequencing, etc., and be able to apply them to any medium they choose. They will also become well grounded in the digital work environment and the tools required to produce media in the digital age. The companion Web site provides interactive exercises for each chapter, allowing students to explore the process of media production. The text is heavily illustrated and complete with sidebar discussions of pertinent issues.
Categories: Performing Arts

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling

The first professional book to explore and analyze digital storytelling across interactive media and genres this book examines how digital storytelling draws on classic narrative techniques and utilizes interactive digital technologies to ...

Author: Carolyn Handler Miller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240805108

Category: Games

Page: 453

View: 454

The first professional book to explore and analyze digital storytelling across interactive media and genres this book examines how digital storytelling draws on classic narrative techniques and utilizes interactive digital technologies to create today's entertainment. Digital Storytelling explains key strategies for conveying narrative through digital technologies, based on personal experience and numerous case studies, providing project managers, interactive content designers, and writers with the tools necessary for planning a successful interactive project, including ideas for product development and conceptualization. Detailed planning processes for all types of interactive projects are discussed, including videogames, massively multiplayer online games, the Internet, interactive TV, cross-media productions, smart toys, virtual reality, immersive environments, wireless devices, kiosks, and DVDs. The book also covers topics such as: structure, characters and emotions; tackling projects for children; finding work and staying employed; and more. Miller has written Digital Storytelling for the professional and the student, and details what interactive content developers and project managers need to know in a clear, enthusiastic manner. *Covers case studies, providing numerous ideas for creating and managing engrossing, interactive entertainment products from development to production *Explains the uses of digital storytelling for both entertainment and entertainment blends -- projects that teach, inform, and promote *Takes an international approach to digital entertainment, exploring ground-breaking projects in Asia, Africa and Europe as well as in North America
Categories: Games

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader

Challenging the notion of feminism as a unified discourse, this book assembles writings that address art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media, and other visual fields from a feminist perspective.

Author: Amelia Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415267056

Category: Art

Page: 560

View: 820

Bringing together key writings on art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields, this key reader combines classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with six previously unpublished polemical new pieces. It explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality, enter into debates about feminism, and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections: * representation * difference * disciplines/strategies * mass culture/media interventions * the body * technology. A valuable reference for students of visual culture and gender studies, this is both a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies and an overview of the most significant feminist theories in this area.
Categories: Art

Journalism and New Media

Journalism and New Media

story in a way uniquely suited to it, no longer constrained by the limited
modalities available in previous analog media. ... a company founded by Bob
Stein, whose electronic publishing produced a series of highly acclaimed digital
products, such ... parent newspaper or other print operations) do not have
extensive traditions in creating multimedia content; neither do they ... provided
the fundamental structure of visual storytelling, especially news and
entertainment on television and film.

Author: John V. Pavlik

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231502672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 163

Ubiquitous news, global information access, instantaneous reporting, interactivity, multimedia content, extreme customization: Journalism is undergoing the most fundamental transformation since the rise of the penny press in the nineteenth century. Here is a report from the front lines on the impact and implications for journalists and the public alike. John Pavlik, executive director of the Center for New Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, argues that the new media can revitalize news gathering and reengage an increasingly distrustful and alienated citizenry. The book is a valuable reference on everything from organizing a new age newsroom to job hunting in the new media.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Vesage

Vesage

VESAGE showcases the art that the VES members create when they're not at work on visual effects. It offers a unique insight into the personal creativity of the people behind some of the most-recognized imagery in the world.

Author: Daniel Wade

Publisher: Ballistic Media Pty Ltd

ISBN: 9781921002076

Category: Art

Page: 175

View: 367

The members of the Visual Effects Society (VES) make their living creating the stunning visual effects we see on the big and small screen. Though they gain recognition and satisfaction contributing to the mesmerizing effects for movies, TV and games, they're all too frequently bringing someone else's vision to life. VESAGE showcases the art that the VES members create when they're not at work on visual effects. It offers a unique insight into the personal creativity of the people behind some of the most-recognized imagery in the world.
Categories: Art

VJ Audio Visual Art and VJ Culture

VJ  Audio Visual Art and VJ Culture

The visual kitchen collective was at one point nine individuals, but over the years
has reduced to a duo. ... EXHIBIT YOUR WORKIt started in our own rooms for
friends and family, providing them with a nice substitute for TV. ... From there we
transform and animate it digitally and mash up analog grains with digital pixels.
VHATECUIPMENT ARE YOU VCRRING WITHo Bolex 16mm, Bauer Super 8,
Sony DVCAM to roughly film everything ... want to - with a corporate structure or
goal.

Author: D-Fuse

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856694909

Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 691

A major change has taken place at dance clubs worldwide: the advent of the VJ. Once the term denoted the presenter who introduced music videos on MTV, but now it defines an artist who creates and mixes video, live and in sync to music. This book looks at the artists at the forefront of this amazing audio-visual experience.
Categories: Art

Release Print

Release Print

Newsletter of Film Arts Foundation, the Bay Area Organization of Independent
Film and Videomakers ... from mini-DV, setting up the timeline, basic editing,
storyboarding, customizing the interface, creating titles, and exporting to DVD. ...
The process of color correction is one of the most important aspects in the
creation of digital visual effects for live-action films. ... Margaret Morse is the
author of Virtualities: Television, Media Art, and Cyberculture (Indiana University
Press, 1998) and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114091189

Category: Independent filmmakers

Page:

View: 438

Categories: Independent filmmakers

Intermediality in Theatre and Performance

Intermediality in Theatre and Performance

This books draws on the history of ideas to present a concept of intermediality as an integration of thoughts and medial processes and it locates intermediality at the inter-sections situated between the performers, the observers and the ...

Author: Freda Chapple

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016299

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 597

Intermediality : The incorporation of digital technology into theatre practice, and the presence of film, television and digital media in contemporary theatre is a significant feature of twentieth-century performance. Presented here for the first time is a major collection od essays written by The Theatre and Intermediality research Group of the International Federation for Theatre research. This books draws on the history of ideas to present a concept of intermediality as an integration of thoughts and medial processes and it locates intermediality at the inter-sections situated between the performers, the observers and the confluence of media, medial spaces and art forms involved in performance at a particular monent in time.
Categories: History